Joy Alexander

Freelance Graphic Designer & Brochure Designer

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Location:Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/joyalexander
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Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
$30
Rate/Hr
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Freelance Graphic Designer & Front-end Developer
October 2000 to present
JOY OF WHITE SPACE – Worcester, Massachusetts
Design and develop marketing materials: websites, banners, HTML emails, web graphics, print ads, brochures, corporate identity, magazines, catalogs, presentations, newsletters, letterhead and business cards, and directories across industries, including e-commerce, financial, insurance, real estate, retail, nonprofit, computer and software, communications, health care, and health & fitness.

Senior Web Graphic Designer, Front-end Developer, Copywriter
February 2010 to January 2011
CARROLL ENTERPRISES, INC. – Worcester, Massachusetts
Created website designs for company-wide internal and external websites. Copywriter for member communications. Front-end Developer for Carroll Enterprises first parent website. Worked with IT on institutional websites’ back-end designing application screens. Presentations Graphics expert for Marketing Communications. Mentored team on advanced Presentation techniques. Created HTML templates for email communications. Designed print invitations for events.

Communications Manager
December 2001 to October 2004
LEVENTHAL-SIDMAN JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER – Newton, Massachusetts
Rebuilt Communications Department from the ground up. Oversaw internal and external communications of the organization. Created new logo/brand for the agency. Managed RFPs, editing and production of all materials, including monthly newsletter, quarterly class catalog, print ads, brochures, direct mail, signage, posters, and flyers. Supervised design staff and freelancers. Developed and managed department budget. Managed relationships with vendors, including printers and media professionals.

Senior Presentation Designer
August 1997 to September 2000
DIGITAS, INC. – Boston, Massachusetts
Designed and produced presentation graphics and other printed materials for direct marketing agency. Edited content of presentations to better communicate ideas. Managed large design projects. Learned and use new software virtually overnight upon client request. Developed and created presentation templates for agency use.

Supervisor – Presentation Graphics Department
August 1995 to July 1997
BRONNER SLOSBERG HUMPHREY – Boston, Massachusetts
Rebuilt department from the ground up. Hired, trained, and supervised department employees and freelancers. Managed RFPs, budget and workflow of department. Wrote informational and promotional literature pertaining to the Presentation Department. Developed and implemented presentation style guide, setting standards for department and agency. Developed coding system for thousands of presentations, ensuring that no files were ever overwritten. Managed hardware and software for Presentation Department. Backed up and maintained department files and server.

Presentation Designer
August 1994 to July 1995
BRONNER SLOSBERG HUMPHREY – Boston, Massachusetts
Designed and produced presentation graphics and other printed materials for direct marketing agency. Managed large design projects. Edited content of presentations to better communicate ideas.

Freelance Graphic Designer
February 1993 to August 1994
SELF-EMPLOYED – Cambridge, Massachusetts
Developed and produced printed materials, including copy, customized artwork, corporate identity, logos, brochures, invitations, presentations, directories and newsletters for various businesses and organizations.

Administrative Coordinator
September 1991 to February 1993
BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL – Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinated physicians' Continuing Education and Referral Service toll-free line. Wrote informational materials describing the services of the Referring Physician's Hotline. Maintained referring physician databases. Produced monthly medical newsletter. Produced 200-page referring physician's directory. Designed and produced brochures and invitations. Produced monthly patient volume reports. Tracked, analyzed and maintained ambulatory capital budget and grant activity.

Staff Assistant
July 1990 to August 1991
BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL – Boston, Massachusetts
Assisted Finance Director in maintaining hospital's capital budget. Maintained departmental budgets for two directors. Abstracted hospital leases.

Youth Organizer
June 1989 to June 1990
NATIONAL TOXIC CAMPAIGN FUND – Boston, Massachusetts
Educated and organized students around environmental issues. Developed educational and organizational materials for students. Trained students and teachers in leadership development. Organized and presented at multi-state environmental student conferences. Hired and supervised work-study students.

Coordinator of Teen and Pre-Teen Departments
September 1988 to April 1989
MICHAEL-ANN RUSSELL JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER – Miami, Florida
Reorganized and revitalized defunct Teen Department. Programmed and managed after-school classes and special events for pre-teen and teen departments. Designed and created programs and brochures. Wrote promotional materials and monthly articles for the center's newsletters. Coordinated student volunteers for mailings and phone banks.

Judaica High School Teacher
September 1988 to April 1989
SOUTH BROWARD JEWISH FEDERATION – Hollywood, Florida
Instructed tenth grade students in Jewish and Israeli values and society. Developed course materials.

EDUCATION
Master of Education – 1994
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AT BOSTON, Boston, Massachusetts

Bachelor of Arts – James Madison College/International Relations – 1987
Minors – French and Spanish
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, East Lansing, Michigan

Continuing Education – Courses in Illustration and Drawing
MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF ART, Boston, Massachusetts

CLIENT ROSTER
Ad Club of Greater Boston
ADC Broadband
Allmerica Financial
Blessed Herbs
Boston Globe
Change Strategy
CHF International
Climos
CRC Consulting
Dare Foods
Law Offices of Downing & Flynn
eInvite.com
Fright Catalog
Histrionic Academy
Irma Mann Strategic Marketing
IsoTree
Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts
Leominster Hospital
LexisNexis PRSolutions
Marketing Directors of Northern Virginia
West Metro Learning Connections, Inc.
Millbrook Distribution Services
Miller Chiropractic Center
New England Condominium magazine
Pathways to Good Health
Peppercoin
Profound Transitions
Temple Emanuel, Worcester, MA
The TJX Companies, Inc.
UMass Memorial
Vasculitis Foundation
WICN
Skip Witmyer, Classical Guitarist
Women's Venture Fund
XYKON Consulting
YMCA of Greater Providence
Your Page Web Design
ZipHarvest.com

AWARDS
2004 Jewish Community Center Association of North America Communications Awards
Model of Innovation award (highest award) for design, JCC Membership Brochure
Merit award for design, JCC 2003 Annual Meeting Collateral

2002 Holland Awards
First place copywriting, Millbrook Distribution Services, Magazine B2B ad

2001 Holland Awards
Third place copywriting, eInvite.com, Brochure
Merit award copywriting, WICN, Newspaper ad campaign

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Temple Emanuel Board of Trustees
September 2010 to present
TEMPLE EMANUEL – Worcester, Massachusetts
Serve on various committees that help ensure the continuing well-being of the Synagogue.

Graphic Designer and Copywriter
October 2005 to present
TEMPLE EMANUEL – Worcester, Massachusetts
Design marketing materials. Write copy, fundraising letters, and marketing materials for the President of the Synagogue.

Playspace Activity Leader
October 1994 to September 1998
THE HORIZONS INITIATIVE – Dorchester, Massachusetts
Helped provide homeless preschool children with a safe place to play and learn at a developmental level congruent with their age and experience. Designed and produced quarterly newsletter until August 2000.

Reading Group Teacher
May 1993 to June 1993
AGASSIZ SCHOOL, 4th/5th grade – Cambridge, Massachusetts
Designed and instructed six-week unit plan on African-American history through literature: 1960 to the present.
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Brochure Design